Amalinda Lodge – Matobo Hills

“A Wilderness of Granite”

An African inspired refuge, where world class facilities effortlessly harmonise with the cultural and spiritual energy, allure and unique beauty for which the Matobo Hills is renowned and celebrated.

This exclusive, privately owned safari lodge is located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Matobo Hills, the oldest National Park in Zimbabwe, tucked away into an ancient Bushman’s shelter. The granite domes and castle kopjes echo the essence of tranquillity and majesty of untamed Africa, where wildlife and bird life species thrive in prolific numbers. Famous for its healthy population of endangered rhino, the area is one of the most sought after destinations within Zimbabwe.

Activities

Bicycle Tours

A well-plotted and carefully planned cycle route through the villages and rural homes in the Matopos is a once in a lifetime experience, an opportunity to touch the very essence of rural life and feel the warm heart and soul of Zimbabwe. Matopos is home to the some of the most incredible rural homesteads and their proud residents are excited to share their warm hospitality and their home fires with you.

Historical Excursions

Explore the hills where mysterious nomads once held their sacred ceremonies, learn about their trials and tribulations, hopes and aspirations. The rocky granite topography boasts more than 2000 sites of the San (Bushman) tribes and is probably the richest source of San rock art known. Drive through the granite hills in the footsteps of Cecil John Rhodes. Visit his world famous tomb known as “View of the World”, a historical experience not to be forgotten.

Rhino Tracking

The Matobo Hills is one of the last bastions of both black and white rhino in Africa. Rhino tracking, by vehicle or on foot, with our skilled and knowledgeable guides is one of the most unforgettable safari experiences you will encounter.

Best Time to Visit Zimbabwe

With mild temperatures, virtually no rain and a low malaria risk, the dry May to October winter season is generally seen as the best time to visit Zimbabwe for game-viewing, although note that September and October are extremely hot and dry months.

Travel Documents
It is your responsibility to check the entry visa requirements with the individual embassy of each country you intend visiting prior to departure.